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DSM-IV criteria for ADHD

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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders fourth edition (DSM-IV) diagnostic criteria for ADHD.
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DSM IV Criteria for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) is the primary tool used by clinicians to diagnose attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The DSM-IV identifies three major subtypes, which are defined as follows: Based on these criteria, three types of ADHD are identified: - Predominantly inattentive type, where the symptoms include an inability to sustain attention, distractibility, and forgetfulness/carelessness. - Predominantly hyperactive-impulsivity type, where the symptoms include excessive fidgeting, talking, and trouble enjoying leisure activities quietly. - Combined type, which includes both inattentive and hyperactive-impulsive symptom. Use these links to examine the DSM IV criteria for the three ADHD subtypes
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